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Liqui Moly becomes name sponsor of Handball Bundesliga in Germany

Liqui Moly becomes name sponsor of Handball Bundesliga in Germany

20th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Liqui Moly will become a name sponsor of the highest level of handball in Germany in July 2019. The lubricant specialist has acquired the naming rights to the men’s highest division, which will then be called the Liqui Moly Handball Bundesliga. The contract is valid for three seasons with an option for two more.

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Vredestein joins NAAC as Corporate Partner

Vredestein joins NAAC as Corporate Partner

20th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Vredestein has been engaged in the agricultural segment for over twenty years, and in the UK has now further reinforced its commitment to providing solutions for agricultural OEMs and end users by joining the National Association of Agricultural Contractors (NAAC) as a Corporate Partner.

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Digital transformation in the tyre sector

Digital transformation in the tyre sector

19th June 2019 | 0 Comments

At the start of May, Zivojin Sekulic of GAJ d.o.o. gave a presentation on the digital transformation of the tyre industry at Guangrao Tyre Conference and Expo 2019. Shortly afterwards, he shared details of the presentation with Tyres & Accessories, which shows how digital data is affecting all parts of the distribution chain.

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Bridgestone enlarging its Central Europe operation

Bridgestone enlarging its Central Europe operation

19th June 2019 | 0 Comments

As of 1 July, Bridgestone Europe’s Central Europe region will grow to include the four countries currently grouped as the Nordic region. Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden will join Austria, Germany in Switzerland in the enlarged regional operation.

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Court confirms sentences for misappropriation of Nokian Tyres’ business secrets

19th June 2019 | 0 Comments

The sentencing of nine former Nokian Tyres employees for the misappropriation of business secrets has been welcomed by both the tyre maker and by Black Donuts Engineering – albeit for different reasons. Both parties now look forward to progressing beyond the case, which has been ongoing since 2011.

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Semcon in new project for safer autonomous vehicles

Semcon in new project for safer autonomous vehicles

18th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Semcon is part of a new functional safety partnership with a global vehicle manufacturer. This project aims to use quality-assured system solutions to ensure that the autonomous vehicles of the future are reliable.

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BBS: Handbrake to be released in aftermarket business

BBS: Handbrake to be released in aftermarket business

18th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Donghyun Jin has always been a big city lad, but of late he’s downsized. From Seoul and its population of ten million to a village of 3,850 in Germany’s Black Forest. Donghyun Jin, senior director of the Manufacturing division at NICE Holdings (majority shareholder of the BBS Group since 2015) arrived in the village of Schiltach as interim chief executive officer of BBS in order to navigate the alloy wheel manufacturer through the turbulent waters of Dieselgate and the introduction of WLTP.

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Nokian Tyres: Investment in capacity, R&D on schedule

Nokian Tyres: Investment in capacity, R&D on schedule

18th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Plans announced over the past year and a half to extend the Nokian Tyres commercial factory in Nokia, Finland and construct a new R&D centre on the site are “taking shape on time”, reports the tyre maker. Nokian expects the R&D facility to be ready this year and for the factory to achieve full capacity in 2021.

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UK consortium to develop lightest, most efficient EV powertrain

UK consortium to develop lightest, most efficient EV powertrain

18th June 2019 | 0 Comments

GKN Automotive is collaborating with Drive System Design and the University of Nottingham on an £8 million project to design and develop a world-leading electric vehicle powertrain for the global market.

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Dayco awarded Paccar quality achievement certification

Dayco awarded Paccar quality achievement certification

17th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Engine products and drive systems supplier Dayco, has again been independently recognised for the quality and distribution of its original equipment (OE) components, this time by Paccar, with its 2018 Quality Achievement certification.

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Pirelli celebrates biggest family day with Burton Albion FC

Pirelli celebrates biggest family day with Burton Albion FC

17th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Pirelli celebrated 90 years of manufacturing at its UK headquarters in Burton upon Trent with its biggest Family Day celebration yet, held jointly with Burton Albion Football Club. The Family Day took place at the Pirelli Stadium, which is located a few hundred metres down the road from Pirelli’s UK headquarters in Burton. Pirelli UK Chairman and CEO, Dominic Sandivasci, along with Burton Albion FC Chairman, Ben Robinson, and club captain, Jake Buxton, opened the event.

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Davanti Tyres launches refreshed website

Davanti Tyres launches refreshed website

17th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Davanti Tyres has relaunched its website. The new site offers users more detail, including 4K animations demonstrating its products’ performance characteristics, a new tyre-matching system, and an updated Davanti dealer locator. Visitors can also register for Davanti’s Accidental Damage Guarantee and access exclusive content from Davanti’s partners, including Everton Football Club and the AIA Racing School at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve.

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Marangoni spins off Meccanica business

Marangoni spins off Meccanica business

14th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Marangoni has spun off its Meccanica, which designs and manufactures tyre-making equipment. According to a company statement received on 14 June 2019, Marangoni Meccanica has now, therefore, been separated from the main body of the Marangoni Group.

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Bridgestone Enliten lightweight tyre tech to reduce rolling resistance, weight

Bridgestone Enliten lightweight tyre tech to reduce rolling resistance, weight

13th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone has launched Enliten, a new lightweight tyre technology designed to reduce rolling resistance and contribute to the reduction of a vehicle’s CO2 emissions, while providing the same wear life as a standard original equipment tyre. The company states the new material will benefit car manufacturers, drivers, and the environment.

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Ronal Group celebrates 50th anniversary

Ronal Group celebrates 50th anniversary

13th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Wheel manufacturer the Ronal Group will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2019. The company will mark this milestone with a global roadshow to thank its workforce for their commitment. The tour started at the beginning of May at the company’s headquarters in Härkingen, Switzerland and will end in November in Nantou, Taiwan, home of subsidiary company Fullchamp, manufacturer of forged aluminum wheels for the Speedline Truck brand.

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